John Lancaster & Co  Nantyglo & Blaina Collieries – Reward Notice Poster

John Lancaster & Co Nantyglo & Blaina Collieries – Reward Notice Poster

John Lancaster & Co –  Nantyglo & Blaina Collieries, Reward Notice.
John Lancaster & Co, Nantyglo & Blaina Collieries reward notice.
 

Size 16″x 11″.

Dated 1894.

The Problems Leading to the Issuing of the Reward Notices.
In the 1890’s the Lancaster Co workmen’s trains were being abused, the passengers were treating the transport with disregard and showed no respect to the carriages. The company tightened up and clamped down on the problem.

The following clipping is from Friday 30th April 1892
colliers train 2

 

 

 

The following clipping is from August 1892
colliers trains 1

The clamp-down didn’t seem to have much effect as 2 years later in 1894 the Lancaster company produced and posted reward posters (as seen above) to try and combat the many problems.

The Reward.
The £1 reward offered in 1894 is equivalent to £122.00 in today’s money.



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